Carnegie Mellon University

International Students

There are many resources and services both campus-wide and within the Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) for international students. Please review the below drop-down categories for more information. Appointments with a Career Consultant can be scheduled in Handshake.

Handshake is the premiere platform for recruiting students. In your student account, you can find information about Career Fairs on CMU’s campus, find Info Sessions within your department, search for jobs/internships using the CareerShift Resource, schedule an appointment with your Career Consultant, and much more!

GoinGlobal Country Career Guides are the ultimate job seeker’s tool for finding employment at home and abroad!  Packed with country-specific career information, each guide has been developed by a local career specialist, updated annually, and features recommended websites and detailed resource descriptions for vital employment topics including job search resources, business resources, work permit and visa regulations, resume/cv writing guidelines, interview advice, cultural advice and more! GoinGlobal also has an exclusive H1B Plus database that provides millions of visa application listings for American employers seeking to hire international talent in the United States. Utilizing Department of Labor records, their robust search engine allows you to identify positions, job locations and salary ranges based on company name, occupation, industry, and job title. 

International Work Permission On and Off Campus
If you have an immigration status here in the US, you must confirm when and how to obtain work authorization if and when required. Consult the Office of International Education for further information.

Carnegie Mellon H-1B Info Session

Interested in learning more about the H-1B visa? How can someone obtain it? When is the filing timeline? Are you eligible? Consult the Office of International Education for details on their annual presentation in November.

Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association Regional Networks-International

The Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association supports volunteer networks around the world consisting of alumni, students, and parents interested in building and maintaining connections with each other and the university. Use your networking skills to connect with alumni in another country!

Office of International Education 
The Office of International Education (OIE) is committed to supporting, promoting and celebrating individuals in an intercultural environment. OIE advocates for and facilitates international and cross-cultural experiences, perspectives and initiatives. OIE promotes and coordinates study abroad and acts as a liaison to the university for international students, researchers and professors.

Student Academic Success Center

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) supports student success by providing academic coaching, subject-specific tutoring, effective communication strategies, accommodations for students with disabilities, and language support for multi-lingual learners. The SASC provides personalized tutoring, workshops and resources.

Alumni Association
The Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association (CMUAA) provides the Carnegie Mellon alumni community with a variety of ways to connect and reconnect to each other, current students and the university. The CMUAA has an online community. As a registered member, alumni and current students can connect with new and old friends, register for events, network professionally and access alumni email. The CMUAA also hosts Industry Insights, which may be particularly helpful for international students.